ConforMIS (NASDAQ: CFMS) and Lakeland Industries (NASDAQ:LAKE) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability, dividends, earnings, risk and institutional ownership.
Risk & Volatility
ConforMIS has a beta of 1.02, meaning that its stock price is 2% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Lakeland Industries has a beta of 0.13, meaning that its stock price is 87% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a breakdown of current ratings for ConforMIS and Lakeland Industries, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
ConforMIS presently has a consensus price target of $4.58, indicating a potential upside of 234.55%. Lakeland Industries has a consensus price target of $18.00, indicating a potential upside of 21.21%. Given ConforMIS’s higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe ConforMIS is more favorable than Lakeland Industries.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares ConforMIS and Lakeland Industries’ gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|ConforMIS||$78.11 million||1.07||-$53.58 million||($1.24)||-1.10|
|Lakeland Industries||$95.99 million||1.26||$440,000.00||$0.72||20.63|
Lakeland Industries has higher revenue and earnings than ConforMIS. ConforMIS is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Lakeland Industries, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
This table compares ConforMIS and Lakeland Industries’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
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Institutional and Insider Ownership
24.6% of ConforMIS shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 56.2% of Lakeland Industries shares are owned by institutional investors. 7.6% of ConforMIS shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 6.6% of Lakeland Industries shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
Lakeland Industries beats ConforMIS on 9 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.
ConforMIS Company Profile
ConforMIS, Inc., a medical technology company, develops, manufactures, and sells joint replacement implants. The company offers customized knee replacement products, including iTotal CR, a cruciate-retaining product; iTotal PS, a posterior cruciate ligament substituting product; iDuo, a customized bicompartmental knee replacement system; and iUni, a customized unicompartmental knee replacement product to treat the medial or lateral compartment of the knee. It also provides ConforMIS Hip System, a hip replacement product; and iJigs, a customized single-use patient-specific instrumentation. The company markets and sells its products to hospitals and other medical facilities through sales force, independent sales representatives, and distributors in the United States, Germany, the United Kingdom, Austria, Ireland, Switzerland, Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia, and Monaco. ConforMIS, Inc. was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Billerica, Massachusetts.
Lakeland Industries Company Profile
Lakeland Industries, Inc. manufactures and sells a range of safety garments and accessories for the industrial and public protective clothing market in the United States and internationally. The company offers limited use/disposable protective clothing, such as coveralls, laboratory coats, shirts, pants, hoods, aprons, sleeves, arm guards, caps, and smocks; high-end chemical protective suits to provide protection from highly concentrated, and hazardous chemical and biological toxins; and fire fighting and heat protective apparel, which protects against fire, burns, and excessive heat. It also provides reusable woven garments, including electrostatic dissipative apparel for electric and gas utilities; flame resistant Nomex/FR and FR cotton coveralls/pants/jackets used in petrochemical and refining operations; and cotton and polycotton coveralls, lab coats, pants, and shirts. In addition, the company provides high visibility clothing comprising reflective apparel, including vests, T-shirts, sweatshirts, jackets, coats, raingear, jumpsuits, hats, and gloves, which are primarily used in rescue operations; and gloves and sleeves protective products that are used in the automotive, glass, and metal fabrication industries. The company sells its products to North American safety and mill supply distributors through a customer service group, regional sales managers, and independent sales representatives. Its products are used by industrial customers, such as integrated oil, chemical/petrochemical, utilities, automobile, steel, glass, construction, smelting, munition plants, janitorial, pharmaceutical, mortuaries, and high technology electronics manufacturers, as well as scientific and medical laboratories; and federal, state, and local governmental agencies and departments. The company was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in Ronkonkoma, New York.
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